Trump's tactics: Debate over Iran nuclear deal continues

The document also stipulated an embargo on arms deliveries to Iran for a period of five years.

From the UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation came similar support for President Trump.

"Foreign ministers aim to reassure Tehran that the nuclear deal is salvageable at a meeting now slated for Monday in London which they are expecting their Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to attend", the newspaper said. On the other hand, the chief editor of Russian Federation in Global Politics and others said the USA approach on Iran deal had pushed the Europeans closer to President Vladimir Putin. His office agrees with Cotton, that the deal had several flaws, "including the fact that Iran was not required to destroy a single centrifuge and that adequate verification measures were sorely lacking".

William Peek, deputy U.S. assistant secretary for the bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the State Department, denied the pressure campaign aimed to force regime change in Iran.

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During the talks, Iran insisted on its right to develop peaceful nuclear energy and asserted a lack of intent to create nuclear weapons.

The U.S. and Israeli concerns should be taken seriously, but treated separately from the deal, Kurz added.

On the bearish side some traders believe prices won't move almost as high because of rising USA production and the possibility that other suppliers from within OPEC will step up output in order to counter the Iran disruption.

On Thursday Israel claimed it had struck nearly all of Iran's military capabilities in Syria after the rocket attack on the Golan Heights, which Israel annexed in 1981.

"We hope we can, but there are a lot of things playing a role in this", she said.

The statement reads, "Because our commitment to the security of our allies and partners in the region is unwavering, we must also address in a meaningful way shared concerns about Iran's ballistic missile program and its destabilising regional activities, especially in Syria, Iraq and Yemen". Only two countries have voiced happiness with the American decision - Israel and Saudi Arabia, both arch foes of Tehran. Thus, President Trump's decision will not prevent Iran form continuing on its current foreign policy course and will bring the Iran-Israel military conflict, with the potential involvement of Saudi Arabia, closer.

A senior French diplomat said businesses would ultimately be forced to choose between their Iranian economic interests and their potential USA interests, adding: "Generally, that decision is quickly made in favour of the USA".

The statement added: "Bahrain affirms its solidarity with the decision taken by President Trump, noting its support for the efforts of the United States that aim to end terrorism at both the regional and worldwide levels".

Le Maire said the EU would hold "collective discussions with the United States to obtain. different rules" covering European companies that do business with Iran.

Mrs May used a telephone call to stress that the United Kingdom remains "firmly committed" to the worldwide agreement that Mr Trump has condemned.

  • Leroy Wright